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Zoom Meeting Recap: Kristina Gasperas and Kasia Fortuna

2020-07-10T09:43:30+00:00July 10th, 2020|News & Blogs|

For our latest Zoom meeting, we were joined by Kristina Gasperas and Kasia Fortuna from the Kristina Gasperas Academy. The duo are experts in wedding, special occasion and red-carpet hair, and their academy provides training and business advice for both seasoned and new wedding hairstylists. They shared no end of amazing tips for taking great photos of your [...]

Cool Blades Discount Available for FHA Members

2020-07-02T17:26:56+00:00July 2nd, 2020|News & Blogs|

We're delighted to announce that we are now able to offer a Cool Blades discount for members of the Freelance Hairdressers' Association! You can receive 10% off your orders at the hair and beauty wholesaler, as well as a special 15% off for your first order. In case you're not familiar, Cool Blades is a [...]

Zoom Meeting Recap: Virtual Consultations

2020-06-30T14:26:36+00:00June 30th, 2020|News & Blogs|

As the countdown to reopening is on, our latest Zoom meeting included plenty of guidance from Julie Dowen and Sarah Satchel (as well as our very own Sheila) about virtual consultations and patch testing. Julie and Sarah roleplayed a virtual consultation, with lots of tips and guidance including: Ensuring clients are somewhere well lit so [...]

Full UK Hair Industry Reopening Dates

2020-06-24T16:36:14+00:00June 24th, 2020|News & Blogs|

We are pleased to announce that as of today, we now have a full set of reopening dates for hairdressers working across the UK and Ireland. Once we receive confirmed official Government guidelines for each region, we will be sure to share them. ROI - 29th June England - 4th July - official Government guidelines [...]

English Reopening Dates Confirmed!

2020-06-24T08:46:42+00:00June 23rd, 2020|News & Blogs|

Following the announcement today by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Government has confirmed that hairdressers in England can reopen from 4th July.⁠ ⁠ The Government do not differentiate between sectors: freelance hairdressers and salons are grouped together.⁠ ⁠ The official Government guidelines for hairdressers in England, including freelancers and mobile hairdressers, are now available: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services

L’Oréal Professionnel Launches Back to Business Guidelines

2020-06-17T11:12:15+00:00June 15th, 2020|News & Blogs|

L'Oréal Professionnel has provided the FHA with its Back to Business guide; a document with lots of information and recommendations for hairdressers going back to work and salon reopening, including advice specifically for freelance and mobile hairstylists. It's very comprehensive and gives advice on PPE requirements, as well as all other areas of restarting your [...]

Zoom Meeting Recap: Wobble Week!

2020-06-11T13:11:59+00:00June 11th, 2020|News & Blogs|

Zoom Meeting Recap: Wobble Week! This week's Zoom meeting topic was freelancer wobbles as we prepare to return to work. Topics covered including anxiety around being out of work, comparing yourself to others and being your own worst critic. The session was about opening up, sharing vulnerabilities to show that none of us are alone [...]